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Oct04

Blog #7: Don’t get Stressed…………

According to Health & Safety Executive statistics, there were a total number of 440,000 cases of work related stress in the UK during FY 2014/15 which amounted to 9.9 million lost working days. Stress accounted for 35% of all work-related ill health...
May13

Blog #6: Change

“Nobody likes change” – I was told (yet) again the other day by an engineer who didn’t want to accept the fact that he had to adapt his working practices. It seemed that this cliche was reason enough for not doing what we had to do in...
Feb10

Blog #5: Approximately

Approximately For James H – thanks for the motivation. Making our way home one recent Saturday afternoon our progress was interrupted by a herd of cows crossing the country lane. It appeared to be a pretty large herd so I wound down the window (very...
Jan05

Blog #4: Customer Service

You know how surveys come out now and again letting us know just how much of our lives are spent sleeping or watching TV? Well lets add another – very obvious – activity to this list: hanging on the phone waiting for a “customer service”...
Nov05

Blog #3: Identity Verification

A government source quoted in the Times newspaper yesterday said that the new “Verify” scheme would “remove once and for all the need for identity cards because it will be possible to prove your identity securely without one”. Now my understanding...
Oct28

Blog #2: Driving

Driving along the M4 in South Wales recently during a mini-monsoon that is common to that part of the country, I was struck by the banality and pointlessness of the messages displayed on the over-head matrix signs. You know – the ones that have...
Oct27

Blog #1: Introduction

I’ve decided to scribble my thoughts down on paper on an irregular basis – and to be completely honest this is mainly because I have just set up Original Business Solutions (www.originalbusinesssolutions.co.uk) but also because I have always...